US-based advanced renewable fuel project developer Arbor Renewable Gas, LLC (Arbor Gas) has disclosed that it has selected a 53-acre site in Beaumont, Texas (TX) as the home of its first renewable gasoline plant. The “Spindletop Plant” is located on the Beaumont, Nederland border. The site was selected for its access to critical infrastructure and feedstock as well a talented and experienced workforce, along with longstanding community support for modern fuel plants.
The plant will produce approximately 1 000 barrels per day of high quality, environmentally responsible “drop-in” renewable gasoline for sale into the renewable fuels marketplace.
The renewable gasoline will be produced from woody biomass generated from the East Texas woodshed in compliance with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
Once produced, the renewable gasoline will be shipped to consumers that require the fuel under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).
The Arbor Gas team is extremely excited to build its first plant in the City of Beaumont, Both the City of Beaumont and Jefferson County have been very welcoming and supportive of our development efforts. Just as the Spindletop area opened the door to the petroleum revolution in 1901, Arbor Gas and the City of Beaumont are reinventing the way transportation fuels are produced, and decarbonizing transportation fuel for all consumers of gasoline, said Timothy Vail, CEO of Arbor Gas.
Construction of the Spindletop Plant will commence in the first quarter of 2022 with an expected completion date in late 2023. Commercial production from the facility is expected to begin in early 2024.
Additionally, Arbor Gas has tentatively selected a site in Pasadena, Texas for continued later expansion. The “Red Bluff Road” site is ideally located in the Bayport industrial district near large consumers of hydrogen.
According to Arbor Gas, this site offers a unique location to produce renewable hydrogen on an industrial scale with the ability to efficiently transport the product via pipeline directly to end-users.